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Possible speed bumps facing an upgraded KTM line

A proposal to upgrade the KTM rail network in lieu of a high-speed rail line between Kuala Lumpur and Singapore has thrown up several questions that need to be answered to determine whether it is a viable option

Singaporean Chua Jia Hwa, 33, takes the high-speed rail (HSR) in Taiwan once or twice a year, when he travels from Taipei to visit his relatives in Taichung.

It gets him to Taichung in an hour - about half the travelling time compared to regular trains.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on June 23, 2018, with the headline 'Possible speed bumps facing an upgraded KTM line'. Print Edition | Subscribe